Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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...morality or obligation in Antigone: Antigon, as a considerate sister of Polyneices and a strong follower of religion went to any length to defend her stance against Creon’s immoral actions and merciless decisions. She was moved by the morality and firm obligation towards her gods. Not many people have enough courage to stand against the wrong actions of such powerful people as Creon like Antigone did. Her actions were self-sacrificial, though they had a strong ideology behind them. Creon had passed over the instructions that forbade everybody to bury the dead body of Polyneices. Creon wanted the dead body of Polyneices to rot and get eaten up by wild animals and vultures... ? 27 January, Role played by...
Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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...Morality in Sophocles’ Antigone I. Introduction Sophocle’s Antigone is a play that highlights morality in a tragic manner. It is play that illustrates a conflict between two quite dissimilar assertions, namely, the assertion of the state to the individual’s submission and the assertion of the individual to abide by conscience, particularly with respect to obeying the demands of Heaven. On the surface, one might interpret the play to be embodying two fine premises, which are, in the sake of upholding order, the state must be respected and obeyed in everything, and that an individual is tolerated to abide by the unwritten...
ANTIGONE
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...morality of the king’s edicts, and this stubbornness is a main cause of her downfall. She would take her own life by hanging herself, true to her character and her defiance (Sophocles). 2. Five Ancient Greek Beliefs, Customs, Views Using Evidence from Antigone The Ancient Greeks believed in appeasing the gods with sacrifices, as evidenced by the testimony of the prophet Tiresias. They also believed that not burying a dead person is the worst kind of fate that can befall a person. Through Tiresias we also find that the Ancient Greeks had a superstition against burying people alive. The Ancient Greeks also viewed going against the gods as having fatal consequences... Antigone Table of Contents...
"Antigone"
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...Antigone will be punished through burying her alive in the cave (which was contrary to the law of the gods), starting the debate of Antigone and Creon on which law must actually be followed, the law of man (which is Creon’s law) or the law of the gods (“Antigone” n. p.). According to Antigone, the law of Creon must not be followed and that she has the moral obligation to bury the body of her brother despite it being contrary to the law given by him, given that such kind of law actually runs in contrary to the laws of the gods, making the decree of Creon morally corrupt and against the will of the gods (“Antigone” n. p.). According to Antigone, Yes... ? “Antigone” and the Balance between the Laws of God...
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...Antigone: Part PREVIEW When you finish Antigone (section 2 of this lesson), you’ll write an essay analyzing the causes and/or effects of an issue, situation, or event in your journal. Your textbook explains the assignment this way: “…you’ll help readers understand an event or situation by explaining Why did it happen? (its causes) or What are the results? (its effects).” You can read more description about the essay on pages 752-756. Journal Entry Antigone by Sophocles is about Antigone’s struggles with what she thinks is right versus what Creon believes is right. They have differences in what morality is about and who should define it. This essay analyzes the causes of moral conflicts... ?Topic Journal...
Aristotle view on Antigone
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...Antigone is questioned as well his suitability to lead Thebes. At this stage, of the play conflict arises between Creon and his son, Haemon because of the punishment on Antigone and her sister, Ismene. The king is also the focal point at the end of the play as he loses his wife and son to suicides all as a result of his actions at the beginning of the story. Another important condition that the protagonist should fulfill to qualify as a tragedy is to be subject of unmerited misfortune. The misfortune should arise as a consequence of his actions and not directly from his morality or personality. Although Creon was too harsh... ?Aristotle view on Antigone According to Aristotle there are conditions that...
Antigone the Ideal Leader
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...morals and ideals, not only by her near and dear one's like her sister Ismene, but also by the people who are supposed to uphold the righteousness in Theben society, like Ceron, who comes to power in Thebes after the civil war. At the centre of the tragedy lies the body of Polyneices, Antigone's brother and one of the important leaders of the Thebe's civil war. The new king of Thebe, Ceron decides to deprive the body of Polyneices of all the holy rites and a decent burial, by ordering it to be left lying in an abandoned and disgraced state on the battlefield, to be consumed by carrion animals. Such a dishonor of the body of any political rival and opponent was considered be the harshest... of the of...
Analysis Interpretation of Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone" by Sophocles The drama "Antigone" was written c. 442 BC. From ancient time, the question of universal laws hasbeen the major concern in literature. Religion had an enormous impact on every aspect of culture and life of people, and only a deep understanding of the common good can help to achieve agreement between laws of the earth and heaven. In the face of strict laws developed by her uncle, Creon, Antigone feels morally obliged to bury her dead brother according to God's laws. Antigone is convinced that she has to follow God's laws and care for her brother's body. According to laws of the state everyone who obeys them are condemned to death. In spite... of this threat,...
Moral Conflict in "Antigone" by Sophocles
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...Antigone and its Moral Conflicts When do people draw the line between familial duties and civic responsibilities? Antigone chooses her family over her civic duties in Antigone by Sophocles. G.W. Hegel is one of the philosophers who find the antitheses and conflicts in Antigone perplexing, because of the complexities inherent in these conflicts (Woodruff xiii). Indeed, one of the reasons that the play is a tragedy is that it asks the audience to undermine “one-sided representatives of simple oppositions” (Segal 62) and to consider the hopelessness of defining morality. On the one hand, Antigone may be praised for her loyalty to the Gods and her family. On the other hand, her civil... ...
Short Story: Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone by Sophocles Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone includes several themes: loyalty to family and supremacy of law, the nature of state. Themes develop as the conflict between Creon and Antigone unfolds. The tragedy is set in the Greek city of Thebes. The choice of the setting makes allusions to the myths about the curse of Oedipus and influences the tone of the tragedy. Since Antigone is Oedipus’ daughter, she is doomed to die. In addition to concept of destiny the play elaborates on duty, pride. Sophocles includes different characters’ perspectives on the moral issues. The characters are portrayed through their actions rather than through direct characterization by Chorus... of wheels; the...
Compare and Contrast Antigone and Creon from the play 'Antigone' by Jean Anouilh
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...Antigone as a woman of all times. Audiences have likened her to Joan of Arc, as another figure of French Resistance. She, like Joan, is alone in her fight against state power. The mix of politics, relationships, morality and religion brings a sense of poignant pathos to her mission. The character of Antigone comes out best in her confrontation with King Creon. This is not a battle of a subject with its ruler. It is a battle of wits between the resourcefulness of a woman and the mediocrity of the state. Creon advises her to be obedient because she too happens to be the daughter of a king. He... ANTIGONE AND CREON: IMAGINATION v. CONVENTION. Antigone by Jean Anouilh is a modernized version of the ...
Making Sense of Antigone
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...Antigone buried her brother in defiance and was captured and punished for the act. As a consequence, she was buried in a cave as punishment where she eventually hanged herself. To say that Antigone is tough is an understatement. She was a woman and when she decided to act according to her own sense of morality, everyone she knew refused to help - her sister Ismene, the Nurse, her lover Haemon and the city she loved. But it did not deter her. She single-handedly defied Creon and all the authority he represented. Some... ?Making Sense of Antigone Antigone is one of the most memorable female protagonists in ical Greek literature. Her story, depicted in many versions tells of a tragedy of a young girl who...
The Tragedy of the play Antigone
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...morality rather than her defiance. She is a victim of the oppression of an autocratic system. Her deeds are heroic and noble. Her tragedy lies in the fact that she sacrifices her life for justice and values. Creon is more in the line of the quintessential tragic hero. The play witnesses the rise and fall of Creon. He nurtures an ego that ruins him. He spurns his son Haemon when he tries to point out his stubbornness that is misguiding him: Wear not, then, one mood only in thyself; think not that thy word, and thine alone, must be right. (Antigone) He accuses Teiresias, the blind seer, of being bribed when the wise man attempted to show him his mistake... ? Tragedy of the play Antigone Introduction The...
Sophocles Antigone
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...Antigone who has sacrificed herself to uphold what she believes in and refuses to be subjected to any law from the oppressive Creon. Her refusal to be subdued by restrictive orders is admirable in the sense that she honors her independence more than anything, even her life. To be able to live by one’s own virtues properly guided by ethical standards of morality is the greatest law anyone could devise.... There are but a very few where the concept of breaking the law prevails over just abiding by it in order to follow what I perceive to be right. At one time I have joined a picket even though it was not officially sanctioned in order to join the protest of a group of people. While this is technically...
Analyze the relationship of three heroes to their gods: Odysseus and Athena, Oedipus and Apollo, and Antigone with the Zeus.
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...Antigone and Zeus where, Antigone epitomizing loyalty and justice, still experiences a tragic end. Zeus, the king of heaven, is the protector of justice and morality in this play. He is repeatedly portrayed as hating pride and arrogance by the chorus; “For Zeus hates excessively the boasts of a great tongue” (Antigone, 125). Despite her strength and strong will, Antigone laments at the endless episodes of tragedy befalling them: Ismene, my dear sister... ? Greek mythology is filled with wondrous and powerful gods with heroes trying to impress, challenge or face them. One such example is that of Odysseus in “The Odyssey” and his relationship with Athena, the goddess of war. She portrays a strong...
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...Antigone, Sophocles builds two stubborn and strong willed characters. Creon and Antigone are the main characters in this book that seals the fate of one another. The two characters have quest for power and come head to head in the struggle of getting the power. Antigone is a robust girl with respect for all except Creon. She is extremely brave and believes that women and men are equal. She sees women as strong people and should be treated with fairness and equity. On the other hand, Creon appears to be very cruel, selfish and self-centered person. He is a greedy king of Thebes that wants to have much money. He disrespects women especially Antigone that he... Tittle: Wuthering Heights Unit: In the novel...
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...Antigone Philosophy [Pick the In the play Antigone, the rule of God or nature is portrayed in a very dramaticway through the eventual deaths of Creons’ son Haemon, his wife Eurydice and his would be daughter-in-law Antigone. It is an appropriate representation of divine intervention in deciding the ultimate fate of the characters in this play. The law of nature and the will of God (i.e., God’s will over man’s will) take precedence in the final consequences of the actions of the characters in this play. Creon the ruler of Thebes was warned by Tiresias to change his mind over executing Antigone and to give up his stubborn and irrational ways. The repeated pleas of Antigone’s sister... of instituteS...
Antigone
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...Antigone prefers to bury her father despite the opposition by the king. Sophocles upholds the view of Antigone of the existence of deity's laws which must be followed in order to avoid conflict. The ego of both the king and Antigone leads to serious failures and death of the character. Antigone believes in the moral obligation and family duty, but Creon believes in human laws as greater than the deity (Sophocles, 2008, p. 126). Both stances deal with the issues of respect, but different perceptions that are integral in the development of the views. The views are very similar, but personal ego ensured there is a lack of consensus. Creon is very inflexible and cannot offer... ? Literary analysis of...
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...Antigone The importance of family and adherence to religious belief has been a major theme of literature since well before the advent of Christianity. The ancient Greeks, with their pantheon of gods, had deep religious convictions that reinforced many values we continue to hold sacred today, such as honor and loyalty to family and loved ones. One shining example of this type of writing can be found in the works of Sophicles in his play Antigone. This play tells the story of Oedipus’ daughter and opens shortly after the death of her two brothers, who have killed each other in a battle to see who would be king of Thebes. While one brother was buried with all... The Importance of Family in Sophicle’s...
Creons Development of Political Authority in Antigone
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...Antigone says that she will ignore Creon's order because it is based upon injustice and the fact that she obeys a "higher" (in moral terms) law that belongs to those who are below, in Hades. She says, "I will bury him. I will have a noble death, And lie with him, a dear sister and a dear brother. Call it a crime of reverence, but I must be good to those below. I will be there longer than with you." (l.72-75) A ruler who changes the 'law' to whatever... Creon's Development of Political ity in Antigone Antigone is a play that deals with many political ideas: among them the appropriate amount of power that can be placed in a single individual, adherence to unjust laws, the effect of personal animosity on...
Antigone
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...Antigone” The Film “Antigone” is a play that revolves around the lives of royalties, the new king Creon, who is a tyrant; Antigone, a woman from a royal family and betrothed to Creon’s son, Haemon. The aforementioned characters became bitter against each other because of the cruel order of the king that Polyneices’ cadaver should not be buried but will be left in the battlefield. Such a command was birthed because Polyneices fought and died as a rebel, fighting against his own brother who also died in the battlefield but unlike him was given an honorary burial. Inclined to perform her duties as a sister and a human being, Antigone defied the king’s order and went to bury her... Full Reflections on...
Antigone
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...Antigone is bold and attempts to bury the body of his brother despite lack of support from her sister Ismene. Her attempt to bury him lands her to prison together with her sister that was accused of having known the plot. The issue of Antigone causes a row between Creon and his son, Haemon. Haemon is in love with Antigone. Creon rules that he will spare Ismene and bury Antigone alive were not for the intervention... Part The play opens with Thebe’s civil war that results to the death of two conflicting brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices. Creon takes over the leadership and decrees that Polyneices will be unburried and hence be consumed by prey since he was the cause of the conflict. Their sister Antigone ...
Antigone
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...Antigone Aristotle, a logician and teacher born in the first quarter of the fourth century, to turn into not only the most vital representative of Greek dramatic disparagement, but also one of the most vital influences in all the history of literature. The most important of his rules were his three unities, the unity of time, place and action. The unity of time dealt with the time taken to complete the action, roughly in one day. The unity of place stated that a play should cover a single physical space and should not try to compress geography, nor should the stage represent more than one place. The unity of action limits... it to a single set of incidents which are related as cause and...
Antigone
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...Antigone and Ismene. The tragedy of incest leads to blinding of Oedipus and leaving the city. The complex relationship between mother and son leads to the birth of four children who are also brothers to their father. The relationship between Antigone and Oedipus is complex in definition because of the complex nature of their relationships. Eteocles fights for Thebes while polyneices fights for the rebel (Sophocles 1118... Part one The prophecy about the ascension to power by Oedipus comes to pass in the play. Oedipus was to become king by killing his father Laius, which happened on his way to visit the town. The tragedy comes when he ascends to power and marries his mother. The life of Oedipus is...
Antigone
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...Antigone” Through the Years Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes who was given to a servant to be killed because of a prophecy that he would kill his father. However, unable to let the child die, the servant gave the child to another servant who in turn brought him to the king and queen of Corinth who adopted him and was named Oedipus. When he grew up, an oracle of Delphi repeated the prophecy told to his parents. For fear that he would kill his foster father and marry the mother he recognized as his own, Oedipus left the city and went to Thebes and there killed his real father. During that time, the city was plagued by a sphinx which ate the men who were not able... ?Full...
Antigone
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...Antigone When one considers the play Antigone, one will find that there are many lessons to be learnt from it. These lessons are mostly based on how one should behave ethically depending on the circumstances involved. When one thinks of the main character of the play, we find that she is a remarkably strong willed woman. Throughout the story, we find that she will stand up to whatever she thinks is right as seen when she chooses to bury her brother despite Creon’s express command forbidding Polyneices burial (Walker 199). Furthermore, she shows immense courage by burying her brother, and this can be seen as a rebellion against Creon’s authoritarian and...
Antigone
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...Antigone Reading a play cannot be compared to listening and watching it on a screen. Although the plays are mainly meant to be heard and seen, I think that as a reader, reading a play would be more advantageous than seeing and hearing it. The play “Conformity and Rebellion” were mainly written to be seen, however, reading it can also afford some advantages. First of all, reading the play “Conformity and Rebellion” will simplify me to understand this complex work if a read it before seen it being performed. As a reader, it will not be enjoyable to watch the play “Conformity and rebellion” on stage before having an idea behind it and this will make me not to understand some scenes clearly... ....
Antigone
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...Antigone the main protagonist goes on to make just this point. She chooses to kill herself rather than wait for her inevitable fate, and in doing so is again challenging the fate that her uncle (or the powers that be) have decreed for her. In fact the entire play of Antigone is a study of right versus wrong. While King Creon and Ismene would bow to the powers that be, Antigone prefers to do what is right and just. She is clearly on the higher moral ground. 4. Robert Anderson, in his essay that opens Collection 12, recalls a saying about the theatre: all... of the of the English Submitted English 2 Lesson 4 and 5 Lesson # 4 In "Antigone," Haimon has a difficult relationship with his father. Explain how...
Morality
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...Morality My perspective of life and morality may not be very different from others in the world but I do feel that it is unique in the sensethat I know what I can and can not do. In terms of morality I know that I will not always be strong enough to keep lofty promises or to subscribe to the highest ideals that have been given to us by sages of the past. However, I do know that I will do my best to achieve what realistic goals I can set for myself or those that have been set by professionals in my field of study as moral guidelines. In fact, I feel that those guidelines are often much better than blind adherence to laws or regulations or even dogmatic dictations which are often given to us... Life and...
Morality
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...moral? Why should we be moral? In a world that is increasingly becoming materialistic where success is defined in terms of economics and professional advancement, morality seems to be a baggage because it holds an individual back in achieving his or her goals through a set of rules. It seem difficult to compete in a rat world when one is burdened by the rules of morals compared to people who are not strapped by any set of rules and is therefore, more focused on achieving his or her goals. Thus, morals become problematic in a world that it becoming more and more goal oriented. Morals became so obscured in this day and age that people does not only neglect to practice it but also... Why should we be...
Morality
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...Morality, a term often used interchangeably with ethics, principles, virtue and goodness, is essentially a sense of one’s own behavioral conduct. Itdefines and at the same time clearly distinguishes intentions, decision, actions, and deeds between those that have been deemed good( or right) and those that have been deemed bad( or wrong) by the society. In today’s world a Moral code is a unique and well-known system of Morality defined by its own specific religion, culture or philosophical background. A moral is any individual practice, action or teaching that is carried out within the individual’s defined...
Morality
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...moral theology. In facing moral issues, what do Catholics have in common withall humanity? Yet at the same time, what is distinctive about Catholic moral thinking? Name of the Student Date of Submission Name of the Student Date of Submission The classical theological standard of Catholic Church’s doctrine on morality is constantly a subject of criticism by those whose ideological position and stoic relation to the church taunted the tenets by manifest liberal practices of the contemporary times. The Catholic Church maintained its philosophical beliefs and moral ground, albeit the upsurge of autonomous ethicists whose perception... ? ‘Reason informed by faith’ is the characteristic approach of Catholic...
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...Morality Oftentimes, we hear the media criticizing the government or some politician or some lawyers in particular about something they have done wrong. However, are we really in a position to judge them through their acts and to be able to conclude that lying would not do any good simply because it is immoral? Moreover, are we also to say that transparency, honesty, and sincerity are always good virtues and would always produce good effects? Contrary to popular opinion, politicians’ and lawyers’ have a role to fulfill and therefore their lies, deception, aggression, bias or secrecy can actually be excused because of the practical value of these acts and because... ? Excusable Immoral Acts in Role...
Sophocles Antigone
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...Antigone considers that synthetic laws must complement with the superior god-given customs, rites, justice, traditions, and ethics. On top of that, Antigone regards loathing of a natural life as concluding with death. Therefore, Antigone advocates for both the loyal and disloyal Theban dead to be provided with a decent burial. Antigone too thinks about the consequences of her activities in terms of the passage through life into death. Crito on the other hand, proposes that in moral matters, the few wise should be followed and not the opinion of the public. Public opinion advocate for retaliating evil for...
Discuss antigoe and writing about drama
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...Antigone’s act not only her own disobedience but the protest of the all Theban people against him that’s why he sentences to death the heroine in a stone crypt. Antigone in her turn guides in her actions by the principles of morality and the laws of the gods so her character is so imbued with the spirit of holiness if this concept is applicable to the times of polytheism. What’s of a great importance is that girl remains true to herself till the end. She is not afraid of death because she... “Antigone” by Sophocles: Consider the Symbolism of the Tragedy There is an almost common point of view that a man reaches wisdom after he has lived his whole life, that his actions are led by the voice of truth when ...
Creon and Antigone Being Stubborn In Antigone
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...Antigone Being Stubborn In “Antigone” In “Antigone”, both Creon and Antigone are stubborn, and this can be seen as what contributes to their failure or downfall. The play is a tragedy. This is because both Creon and Antigone face misfortunes. Nonetheless, both of them are filled with pride, both of them are noble at birth, and both of them experience an immense failure. Creon becomes aware of his stupidity when it is already too late, and Antigone is aware of her fate from the start of the play. It is worth mentioning that fate plays a large part in the play. The play also shows how the gods mediate. Creon is punished for passing unreasonable rules. Key conflicts are also illustrated...      Creon and...
The conflict of duties owed to the state and duties owed to conscience
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...Morality of Civil Disobedience.” Journal of Politics and Law, 3. 2 (2010): 156. Print Karimi, Faith & Muhwezi, Sandra. “Kenyans Protest After Suspects In Teen's Gang Rape Sentenced To Cut Grass.” CNN, Oct 31, 2013. Retrieved on October 31, 2013, from: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/31/world/africa/kenya-liz-protests/ Electronic Riley, Stone. “Antigone.” The Worcester Review, 32.1-2 (2011): 101. Print Seamon, Mark. “Antigone.” Theatre Journal, 2007, 59.2 (2007): 279. Print Sussman, A. Lewis. “Similarities between Antigone and Martin Luther King, Jr.: "An unjust law is no laws at all" Classical Bulletin, 78.1 (2002): 43. Print... ?Insert Introduction Antigone is a tragic play which was written by Sophocles ...
Literary analysis of antigone
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...Antigone The general idea of the tragedy “Antigone” is the prohibition of the burial of Polyneices by Creon and how Antigone defied his order. Because of Antigone’s refusal to follow Creon’s order, she is locked in prison where she committed suicide. Out of despair, Haemon, Antigone’s fiance and Eurydice, Creon’s wife kills herself too. Several themes were presented in the drama. The central theme is the tension between fate and free will. Although it was Antigone’s decision to defy Creon, fate was still responsible for the tragic events of the trilogy. Another theme depicted is the two...
Antigone, by Sophocles
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...Antigone Outline A) Introduction. B) Moal Dillema. C) The second burial. D) Conclusion. Foreword: This research paper investigates the tragedy Antigone by Sophocles in order to figure out the main idea of it. Thesis: Antigone is the blood sister of the killed brothers and she faces the moral dilemma. Weather to break the law or to stay a law-abiding citizen and leave her brother to have eternal sufferings. Antigone is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in 442 BC. It is one of the tragedies belonging to three Theban plays. The plot gives an outline of the two opposing nations headed by blood...
Antigone and Creon
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...Antigone leads to serious failures and death of the character. Antigone believes in the moral obligation and family duty, but Creon believes in human laws as greater than the deity (Sophocles 34). Both instances deal with the issues of respect, but different perceptions are presented that are integral in the development of the radical views. The views are very similar, but personal ego ensured there is a lack of consensus. Creon is very inflexible and cannot offer the necessary reasoning. The defying the law of Creon lead to a serious challenge for Antigone, but the move is opposed by the Creon’s son. The end product of...
Play (Sophocles Antigone)
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...Antigone Introduction Sophocles is the who presents heroism where Antigone, a female character is considered the hero in throughout this play. She serves as the first painstaking protester within the play. The performance of this play offers criticism to the government that was reigning at that period in an attempt to illustrate the unlawful dealings with the reigning government. The play is full of tragedy straight from the beginning where the father to the two sons learns that he has committed incest, by unknowingly getting married his own mother. The two sons then start fighting over kingship with the younger son, attaining kingship through force (Brian 1). This never comes too... Task Sophocles...
Clytemnestra and Antigone
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...Antigone INTRODUCTION In the “Agamemnon,” Clytemnestra’s actions are justified by considering the law from a nonbiased point of view. This way, the penalty for the crime must be appropriate. Considering Clytemnestra acts in response to a capital crime, her actions are unlikely to be just. Clytemnestra already loathed Agamemnon for murdering her first-born child. Clytemnestra possibly murdered Agamemnon to ensure her survival and not to gain retribution for her past’s actions. Thesis statement. The actions of Clytemnestra and Antigone justified in the Agamemnon and the Antigone are justified because of their positions of power and conflicts over the laws of man and nature. AGAMEMNON... Clytemnestra and...
Creon and Antigone being stubborn in "Antigone"
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...Antigone Being Stubborn In “Antigone” In “Antigone”, both Creon and Antigone are stubborn, and this can be seen as what contributes to their failure or downfall. The play is a tragedy. This is because both Creon and Antigone face misfortunes. Nonetheless, both of them are filled with pride, both of them are noble at birth, and both of them experience an immense failure. Creon becomes aware of his stupidity when it is already too late, and Antigone is aware of her fate from the start of the play. It is worth mentioning that fate plays a large part in the play. The play also shows how the gods mediate. Creon is punished for passing unreasonable rules. Key conflicts are also illustrated...      Creon and...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone. He does not offer his moral standing on the king’s harsh decree; his main drive is to please the king. However, his obedience can be attributed to fear and not for his support for his support for the king. Another character showing complete obedience to Creon is the priest. He knows the king’s decree is faulty, but does not rebel against him. In fact, he occasionally offers advice that his master either listens to or overlooks. However, he is more of an enforcer of the king’s commands and less of an advisor as he is often rebuked. Ismene’s fear of harsh retribution from the king forces her not to accompany her sister in her... Theme of Rebellion and Obedience in the Play Antigone Rebellion...
King Creon and Antigone
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...Antigone Despite being related as brother and sister, King Creon and Antigone are the key characters in the play Antigone. Their role in the play is portrayed by the issues they have between themselves. This is evidenced from the start of the play when the two portray their different opinions about the burial of Polinices, their dead brother. In connection to this, the paper aims at expounding the main issues between King Creon and his sister, Antigone. In addressing this, the paper will expound on the conflict of duties and values, pride, burial of Polinices, as well as a clash of wills between the two characters. In the play, a fight between brothers over the control of Thebes... King Creon and...
Hero of Antigone
2 pages (500 words) , Book Report/Review
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...Antigone The question of who the hero of Antigone is can have various different answers depending on the definition of hero. It isgenerally accepted that a hero is a person who is characterized by "exceptional strength, nobility and courage". It shall be understood for the purposes of this analysis that these terms refer to the strength, nobility and courage of convictions; an ideological strength rather than brute strength, a nobility of purpose, rather than that of birth and the courage to hold on to one's beliefs or give them up. Using this broad definition it would be difficult to decide between Antigone and Creon as the hero of the play. However despite the more obvious claim... Who is the hero of...
Antigone and Euthyphro
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...Antigone was certain that the human law does not surpass the divine law, when it comes to what is morally right for people. For this reason, she stood by her conviction that religious piety supersedes whatever law is created by people, who claim as rulers or kings in this world. For Antigone, even the punishment of death will not defy her devotion to the divine law. Antigone’s views adhere to the idea that there is more to life than being devoted to an earthly government, whose doctrines do not agree with the authentic nature of piety. That is, decisions in life must not dwell on human laws that dishonor the essence... ?The Nature of Piety in Relation to Justice: The Words of Antigone and Euthyphro The...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...moral decision about it. The first instinct that he has is to run away from his job and save his own life. He is not particularly loyal to his employer, but just wants to save his own skin. In the end he sees a chance to redeem himself, and keep his job, by offering up the woman he has caught in the act of burying the corpse. The way that he keeps changing his mind shows that he is willing to act opportunistically, based on whatever action will bring him the most benefit, rather than on the basis of any sense of duty, or any clear principles. When the Guard finds Antigone, however, he will not submit to the luck of the draw, but insists himself... ?Visual Arts and Film Studies: Antigone by Sophocles. The ...
Antigone, Oedipus and Othello
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...Antigone, Oedipus and Othello and Discussion of Their Big Roles Introduction The history of theatre as a performing art is very old and rich. Plays have been incorporated as the reflection of the society through the paradigm of entertainment since the era before the birth of Jesus Christ. In the earlier times, it was just a means of entertainment but with the growth of civilisation, many aesthetic aspects got included in the paradigm of performing arts in general and theatre in particular. With time, theatres and plays have become more realistic, social and didactic and started getting related with myriad socio-economic issues of life, age and time. Thesis Statement This paper... ?Compare the Plays...
Analysis on Antigone
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...ANTIGONE Antigone in the Japanese Yakuza Organized Crime Setting Antigone in the Japanese Yakuza Organized Crime Setting Summary For a modern audience the setting of the play Antigone could be done in the world of organized crime. Antigone, Ismene, Polynieces and Eteocles would all be the children of a dead boss, a gangland war breaking out between Polynieces and Eteocles ending in both of their deaths. The role of Creon would have a similar characterization as he would be the Uncle who takes control of the organized crime family. The issue of burial would change from Polynieces being left out for the carrion, which would be illegal, to being buried anonymously out in the woods... ?Running Head: ANTIGONE ...
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